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History Education

Know the past, understand the present
The study of the past teaches you to use evidence to explain historical change and make sense of the present. You’ll learn to write well, conduct sophisticated research, and synthesize information into coherent oral and written arguments. Education coursework and clinical experiences prepare BSEd students to become highly-qualified teachers as well as reflective decision makers.

Learning in action
Our students learn in and out of the classroom. A variety of internships, conference opportunities, local museum work, and oral history projects place you in the community to build a portfolio of lifelong skills. You can also join our student-run League of Social Science or the Alpha Xi Xi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school teachers earn a median pay of $62,360 per year.

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your history education degree

Research and internships
Research opportunities in history include the Digital Minot project as well as internships with organizations like the Ward County Historical Society and the North Dakota State Historical Society.
Employment outlook
A history degree prepares you for a wide range of careers including law, business, education, public history, and graduate study in history. Our graduates have excellent success finding teaching jobs, especially since the State of North Dakota defines history and social studies as teacher shortage fields.
Lifelong skills
The College of Arts and Sciences provides a fundamental liberal arts education, giving you the knowledge, skills, and values to help you think critically and creatively. The history department features well-qualified faculty who are sought after for their scholarly expertise and contributions to the community. We provide the academic training and field experience you will need for your career.
Student teaching
Extensive hands-on experience prepares our history education majors for success in the classroom. You’ll graduate ready for certification to teach social studies in grades 5–12, including history, geography, political science, and economics. Minot State graduates have great success getting jobs in this high demand area.

Teacher education programs at Minot State are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All Minot State programs fulfill the requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota. If you are seeking a professional license in a state other than North Dakota, learn more about program disclosures and licensure requirements at

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